David Todd's City Tavern
David Todd's City Tavern

David Todd's City Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davidtoddscitytavern.com/
  • Phone: (973) 993-8066
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11:30a - 2:00p
    Saturday, 12:00p - 3:00p

    Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

    "Happy Hour" Monday-Friday 5:00p-7:00p
    Special Drink Prices and $5.00 appetizers
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Prusin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have a private room for 12p to 25p We can design a specific menu for your needs. Call for availability.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining with its flowing curtain wall and large decorative mirrors is perfect for 12 to 25 guests. It's the perfect size for a business dinner meeting, training session or family get together. We have pre-fix menus available or we can design a menu just for your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd Redmond 9739938066x
  • Special Events:




Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elm Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking in front of us.
    Two municipal lots within a block.
A word from David Todd's City Tavern
David Todd's City Tavern is an upscale casual restaurant in a comfortable atmosphere in Morristown, New Jersey featuring contemporary American cuisine with an award winning wine list, (Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence 2012) as well as boutique beers and martinis!
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David Todd's City Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (41)vibrant bar scene (32)special occasion (24)notable wine list (24)hot spot (21)good for groups (21)romantic (11)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • reserved recommendation
    mama73
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It has been a few years since we ate at DT's. It was exactly as I remember...okay. The food is good, nothing to rave about. The service is downright strange. Both times we had wait staff that really didn't seem to want to be there and the hostess was downright odd, barely acknowledging us. The atmosphere is the best part, and for that, we may go back in another two years. Very warm, lively environment fit for a cold night (which it was). Cool bar area. They may need to step up their food game with some new, really great restaurant options opening in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time here 180 degrees from first experience
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    A month ago we celebrated a birthday here with a group of 6. We were so impressed (service incredible, food wonderful). So we booked again for another celebration, this time for 7 people. Couldn't have been worse. Had to sit in bar which was too loud for conversation. Our server was rude (when he deigned to show up) and food was over salted . I cancelled an upcoming office holiday gathering here due to this recent experience. Bizarre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • David Todd's is great !!!
    BAPFHNJ
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I have eaten a dozen times at this DT's. Sometimes alone, sometimes with business associates; also with friends and family. Every time the food, the wine, the service and ambiance has been perfect. Todd - one of the owners - is often seen working the dining floor and bar area to make sure the clients are happy. I love this place and even more so in the warmer months when you can sit outside and watch the interesting scenes of Morristown stroll by.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hippiegirl
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    nice place to dine before the show....fred our waiter was witty and fun, but we were always waiting...asked to order dinner at the same time as our appetizer, but he said he wanted to get the app order in and would come right back...again waited but all in all we made the 8 p.m. show without being rushed through our dinner...food was just good....overpriced for what is offered on the menu...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner experience
    Britts24
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had awesome service here on Wednesday night with a couple who came to visit us and join us for dinner. Only complaint was that when the dinner came out, the gnocchi for some reason seemed very sparing on my plate since it was an entree. One person definitely would not have been fulfilled if that was the only thing they'd ordered. Luckily I shared the filet mignon with another person, and it was delicious. The filet was cooked a bit more rare than we'd asked, but still was delicious. Overall a great experience- our waiter was so pleasant and really interacted with us. He even brought out champagne for our friends' anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food4fun
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food appearance presented well. Burgers are only 6 oz. and were lost on a large bun. We were 2 women and 2 men for lunch. The men had burgers and felt they were too small for a $14.00 price tag. Ladies had salads. Served well but also on the smaller side. The group was not large eaters and felt they would not return. Cost to high for size of portions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and good service
    jazzyjoyce
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had lunch with a friend here on Saturday. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and we sat outside. She had the Salmon Paillard and I had the Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos. Our seafood was perfectly cooked and served with just the right amount of seasoned greens. Our server Sebastian was attentive, professional and knowledgeable. He made our drinks to perfection. I am looking forward to returning for dinner and would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were a party of 6- Had cocktails, dinner, and desert. No complaints. All entre's were excellent- fish dishes were on the money. Good for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary food and service
    lacobb
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food at this restaurant is outstanding, only outdone by the amazing service from Sebastian. His technical skills and overall attention to detail was so extraordinary, it prompted us to point this out to the manager. We will be back and we will be requesting Sebastian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was wonderful. Our waiter was very attentive. The food came out hot and fast as we had a 6:30 reservation and had to be at the MPAC for an 8:00 show. Two of us had the short ribs which were absolutely delicious and one of us had the French onion soup and escargots. We all agreed we would come back again. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasion
    Luvfoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Celebrated my birthday with a group of friends. Everyone had a good choice of cocktails and wine as well as entrees. Very fresh food and pretty cool ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a very nice pre theater dinner at David Todd's. So good we went back for drinks after the show.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    WineLover11VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Things are rockin at the bar. Although my cosmo tasted more like a kamakazee, I still drank it. The wine list was decent, but the food was below average. Short rib was a dry mouthful of tough meat. The Coq au vin tasted like it was made last week and has been sitting in a steam table. And whatever else somebody else had, they didnt like it either.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Scallops and Creme Brûlée
    MDabal
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is the 4th time dining out with friends at David Todd's and the scallops and creme brûlée are consistantly excellent. Service was good and we enjoyed the warm and friendly atmosphere of the bar before dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost
    JanetSVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I found this restaurant very disappointing, and the frustrating part is that is was almost there. The room is beautiful, the service great, and the wine and beer list outstanding. The dishes all sounded and looked beautiful...but the flavor was missing. The yellowtail crudo (they were out of tuna) was virtually flavorless. The salmon egg roll was messy and uninspired. Both my husband's steak and my fish arrived lukewarm. For dessert, I was looking forward to the beignets. Unfortunately they were spongy and heavy. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy night
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    David Todd's is our go-to restaurant when attending an event at the MPAC. But with Saturday's opening night, the restaurant was over packed. So much so that we were seated at a table placed at the door opening and kept getting bumped into. The food is always good here and they have a nice wine selection. Too bad on them for squeezing in as many seats as possible and making for an unpleasant experience. The servers and kitchen were obviously working hard to keep up. Our server saved the night with his friendliness - and maybe the wine helped a little too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Celebrated a friend's birthday with a group of 6. Server was one of the best we'd encountered. All were quite happy with their food choices and the meal, from start to finish, was sublime. Already made another reservation there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downhill?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    i had given a high rating to David Todd a year and a half ago, and I go there fairly often. But it has been worsening over time. The waiter didn't know the menu nor the wine list at all. Previously the wait staff had been very knowledgeable and could recommend wines, including ones off the menu. The food isn't what it was either, for example the beet salad used to be special but it isn't now. My waiter was slow and couldn't be found, even though the restaurant was only one quarter full. This isn't the first bad time I've had there, but I wrote it off to them having a bad night, but I'm seeing a downward trend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would go back
    raygunVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I had read some mixed reviews so I didn't know what to expect. I was very impressed and would definitely go back. My scallops and chorizo appetizer was cooked perfectly and very tasty and the duck breast entree was delicious. My wife was disappointed with the beef wellington ravioli but it looked good to me although I didn't try it. You have the option of getting a side of foie gras with every entree. We didn't opt for that but it certainly sounds interesting. Our waiter was courteous and made good recommendations regarding menu choices and cooking temperature but at times he was nowhere in site. The parking (as always in Morristown) is an issue. There is limited parking in the back and several municipal lots nearby. Try it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    ckc1158
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The menu has a great selection of fish. Love the unique items and interesting sides (braised fennel and napa cabbage). The almond cookies with coffee are the perfect after dinner bite. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do you yourself a favor
    Bernie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Second time we've eaten at David Todd's. The menu seemed far better this time around. The 1st time may have been shortly after they opened. Well , do yourself a favor and try this restaurant. Service was friendly and accurate on their suggestions. The food was fabulous. We would have been happy after we had the apps.....Hamachi crudo drizzled with truffle oil was outstanding and the duck taco's are not to be missed. For entrees , my wife had the halibut which was delicious and I had the Louisiana Red Fish which had a nice bit of heat. If we were'nt full we would have definitely tried the desserts which had some nice spins on prep !!! Great restaurant to go to before a MJPAC show , but I would go back any time to enjoy a great meal !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fun pre-theater spot
    cadwallader
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Bustling, fun spot for dinner before going to Mayo Performing Arts Center, half a block away. Cool ambiance, hopping bar scene, good service and good food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was our second visit. The food was outstanding and the bottle wine suggest by our waiter was superb. We will endeavor to return sooner rather than later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dining option
    Decatur
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Hospitable staff and good food in Morristown. Nice bar if you just want to unwind and relax.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs to Up Its Game
    TrishGVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A very short walk from vibrant downtown Morristown and the fabulous Mayo Center for the Performing Arts but this restaurant relies way too heavily on location. The food is ho-hum and no effort is made to change up the menu by season or even calendar year. After a number of years you would expect even the most unskilled kitchen to get the staples down but basics like steak and corn are served over seasoned and dried out. Nothing is memorable and nothing is well executed. We have dined here several times hoping that they will finally get it right as we want to like it but from service to drinks to food to droning house music it always comes up short. Seems like no effort is made on any front save for the original investment in a nice space.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was impeccable and menu was fairly solid. Server was one week in and was very un-attentive but Manager was quick to sort out the issues. Remainder of the service was great, and will definitely will return in hopes of giving it 5 stars all around.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food is exquisitely prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food, no matter if it's fish, chicken, meat, or duck, is cooked perfectly. I've never had a mediocre meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it use to be...
    clubquark
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I use to enjoy eating here but each time I go back, the food quality is just bland. The menu has not changed in quite some time and when they do change something on it, they just ruin the better items.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great
    James
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We cannot count the number of times we have visited David Todd's, but drinks, food and service have always impressed. This time it was Gray Goose martinis, fresh beet salads, and caramelized scallops and the braised short ribs of beef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty night out
    KittypusVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was great, service on the ball and nice selection on the menu. I had the beet salad and the scallops both very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I thought it would be :(
    Cla261VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    After reading the menu and knowing Morristown for having great little restaurant finds, I have t say I was a bit disappointed. I love cobia but this dish was far from what I have had in other places. Fish should never smell like fish but I let that go. Had I not been with a group of people that I would have been embarrassed to send something back in front of, I would have. Then finding out that the home made lemoncello was not available, well lets just say I will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    In a word David Todd's City Tavern is GREAT!!!! The service is wonderful. This time Fred waited on us and he is very efficient and most pleasant. The food is great and the ambiance really nice. This was the second visit and we will go again and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All done well
    DineFineVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was well-prepared and tasty, service was very good and ambiance pleasant , a nice evening out with friends
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 499 reviews are from the David Todd's City Tavern reviews archive.
  • Dependable Apps!
    pairof8sVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a good meal at David Todd's. We sat at the bar to eat once before and made a pronouncement that we decided still held true. Better to load up on the appetizers which were all delicious, and forgo any entrees (not as strong). This time we sat in the dining room and had a very nice meal, but felt the same way. The appetizers were amazing, the entrees not quite at that level. We'll definitely be back though to drink and eat those appetizers!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific evening
    LchiafulloVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a wonderful meal here last Saturday evening. No show at the Mayo PAC, so not as crowded as usual. Loved the opportunity to order a wine flight, and the appetizers (steamed clams in a sherry cream sauce and the salmon spring rolls) were terrific. Main courses were a hit also (pork filet Mignon and the seared scallops). Service was attentive. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Drinks, Horrible Food!
    Foodie824
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My Husband and I recently went to David Todd's, and were greatly disappointed. The good was overlooked, and very salty (and I like salt). Additionally the sauce that can on my fish tastes like cheap melted ice cream. Food aside, I would recommend the bar. The drinks were good, as was the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food ok...
    clubquark
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was just ok...wasn't terrible either. Lively crowd. The service was poor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    AP2010VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The first few times we came here, we were not thrilled. Their lunch menu was much better than their dinner menu. The service was always great, but the menu had few selections. We decided to try it one more time before we gave up on this spot. We are very glad that we did. The menu was recently changed and the options were much better. They still need to work on their dessert menu, but the appetizers and the entrees were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambiance!
    SharShar
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was about my 4th time dining here and I have always had a gourmet, delicious dinner with an attentive, efficient wait staff. The selection of food in awesome, very different from the rest of the restaurants in the area. Also love the flights of wine....good chance to taste and compare each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A problem
    JmayVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Fabulous food. Wonderful at lunch. Unfortunately at dinner on a Saturday night the music was so loud that we couldn't hear one another speak. The restaurant was filled to capacity so I don't understand why the music was even needed. Requests to turn it down went unneeded. Ruined what otherwise would have been a enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.